Recent content by Bodhi312

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    Pro Staff 100 v13? Discuss here!

    I had stability issues with this frame until I added a leather grip and a little weight at 2 and 10. It’s much more playable for me now. I have trouble seeing how this is a 100 sq inch frame, though. It’s only very slightly larger than my PS97’s and pretty much spot on with my Blade 98’s (just...
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    Advantec Strips and Grip

    It was a fair review I think. The tennis spin guy seems to give his opinion on things pretty honestly (ie I doubt Babolat appreciates him always referring to the Pure Aero as the banana racquet). Not sure why he kept referring to the strips as lead (they’re definitely not), unless he just meant...
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    Advantec Strips and Grip

    I was incorrect. The 7/8” refers to the width of the grip itself, not the thickness off of the handle. 7/8” did seem pretty aggressive. Just using a rough estimate from a tape measurer and a fresh grip I have, the thickness looks to be around 1/32” (which also seems a bit thin). The company can...
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    Advantec Strips and Grip

    The site says 7/8” (so around 22mm). I replaced (stock) Wilson Pro Performance replacement grips with VTAdvantec grips, and the thickness of the handle doesn’t feel any different to me, but I’ve never measured the grips for thickness (admittedly).
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    Natural Gut for TE, full stringbed or Mains?

    I had tennis elbow starting in September of 2019. I started with a softer poly, then multifilament, and finally a full bed of natural gut at 48lbs. Softer poly than the Poly Tour Strike I’d been using didn’t do much for me; multifilament was a huge step up, but once I tried a full bed of gut...
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    Hostility on the courts since the reopening

    I’m in Chicago. I’ve seen (much) more good than bad in terms of behavior. I know of only one (staffed) set of courts in the Chicagoland area (that has actually reopened): AC Nielsen in Winnetka. I’ve never been there, but my understanding is people must book courts in advance and the staff is...
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    Advantec Strips and Grip

    Did you happen to notice the word probably in that non-cliched phrase? You seem like a relatively bright person, so I assume you know difference between probably and certainly.
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    Advantec Strips and Grip

    I’m glad your elastic band is doing the trick for you. I’m guessing you’re not going to retract the accusation that I’m somebody other than who I said I am in my message to you and in my first post, namely, not affiliated with VT Advantec, but a just a customer of theirs and somebody who knows...
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    Advantec Strips and Grip

    I should say currently inaccurate information rather than misinformation in the case of prices. (Corrected) Is the grip a replacement grip or an overgrip? (Confirmation that it’s a replacement grip) Questions regarding whether people in the testimonials actually use the products (they do, at...
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    Advantec Strips and Grip

    I wouldn’t expect word of God level credibility given I don’t spend much time on this forum (or any other). I posted simply because I saw misinformation on a not-well-known set of products with which I happen to have actual experience, so I sought to correct that misinformation. If that’s not...
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    Advantec Strips and Grip

    I DM’d you information on who I am. I do not work for VT Advantec or any company affiliated with it or with the owner of VT Advantec, nor do I have any sort of debt or equity stake with any of the above; I work for a proprietary trading firm in its Chicago office.
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    Advantec Strips and Grip

    I’m not sure what you’re pointing out here. Obviously, I signed up to offer my own experience with the products (and company) since much of what had been posted was based on supposition rather than on experience (either direct or indirect). This is understandable since the company is small...
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    Advantec Strips and Grip

    I stand corrected on the return policy I stand corrected on the return policy. Still, as tennis products go, I don’t think the prices are astronomical if the products can follow through on the claims (and you are actually interested in that outcome). Per the website, 2 strips are about $20, 4...
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    Advantec Strips and Grip

    I do use VT Advantec products (both grips and strips in various racquets/setups). I know most of the people featured on the company’s website and on its instagram profile. The racquets they’re holding are their normal racquets, and they have strips, grips, or both. They’re all 4.5+ pros and/or...
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